The First 100K Users are Always the Hardest, by Wordpress Founder Matt Mullenweg.
The BayCHI program for August 8, 2006, featuring Bill Scott of Yahoo! and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. This program is in two parts. This is part two, Matt Mullenweg's presentation. Bill Scott's presentation is available separately.
Matt describes strategies for scaling your community from one to 100,000 users and beyond. He has twelve rules (plus one more for free), including the importance of obsessing about details, doing your own support, blogging every step of the way, and being a painkiller, not a vitamin.
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